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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

We would not expect your child to complete all these activities. Please choose any that may interest your child. 
This is a beautiful, symmetrical butterfly that one of our nursery children has already had a go at making. Thank you for letting me share your amazing artwork with your friends!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...



To recite numbers in order to 10


  • Count with your child as they are getting dressed. Can they put on their t-shirt by the time you count to 10? See if they can count to 10 before you complete a task.
  • Make up actions that your child likes to do e.g. star jumps, hops etc. Count to 10 as they do the same number of actions.
  • Count with puppets and teddies. The teddies can make a mistake when counting and see if your child knows which number they missed?
  • Help your child to count to 10 by singing this catchy song below. 
  • Encourage your child to count their fingers to ten and then their toes. Let them try counting other family members too. 

Count to 10 Song

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To enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities


  • Read your child’s favourite rhyming stories and talk about the rhyming words.
  • Sing nursery rhymes together or say favourite rhymes or poems. The nursery rhyme cards below should give you some ideas.
  • Print the rhyming cards below (or make your own) and match the rhyming pictures.
  • Put three objects on the floor, making sure that only two of the objects rhyme. Encourage your child to spot the odd one out. 
  • Put lots of rhyming objects in a bag. Encourage your child to pull them out of the bag and find the matching pairs. 

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